1. The Office shall be managed by the President.
2. To this end, the President shall have, in particular, the following functions and powers:
(a) The President shall take all necessary steps, including the adoption of internal administrative instructions and the publications of notices, to ensure the functioning of the Office in accordance with the provisions of this Regulation, with those referred to in Articles 113 and 114, or with the rules established, or guidelines issued, by the Administrative Council pursuant to Article 36 (1).
(b) He shall submit a management report to the Commission and Administrative Council each year.
(c) He shall exercise in respect of the staff the powers laid down in Article 31 (2).
(f) He shall supply information as required by the Administrative Council pursuant to Article 36 (2), first indent.
(g) He may place before the Administrative Council draft amendments to this Regulation, to the provisions referred to in Articles 113 and 114 or to any other rules relating to Community plant variety rights.
3. The President shall be assisted by one or more Vice-Presidents. If the President is absent or indisposed, the Vice-President or one of the Vice-Presidents shall take his place in accordance with the procedure laid down in the rules established, or the guidelines issued, by the Administrative Council pursuant to Article 36 (1).